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The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius

The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius

7 November 2017

Matthew Waterhouse reprises Fifth Doctor companion Adric, as he narrates the latest Doctor Who Short Trip, available now at £2.99.

Released today, The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius is a Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan story. The last Short Trip to be narrated by Matthew Waterhouse, A Full Life, was voted third-best 2016 Big Finish release by the Cult Box website.

Sir Keeyoht of la Koura, and his loyal squire Adric, are on a quest. A great and noble quest to stop that most vile of Enchanters, the Doctor, from claiming the greatest treasure in the land. Along the way they intend to battle giants (or possibly windmills), inspire adventurers, rescue a princess and ultimately come face to face with that most terrifying of all monsters, the Dragon.

Except Adric knows there are no such thing as dragons...

Producer Ian Atkins tells us more: "Julian's delivered a wonderfully left-field take on a Season 19 adventure, one that – as all the best Short Trips do – gets into the head of a character and shows us things from their perspective in a way that you might not otherwise have thought of. Somehow Matthew Waterhouse's Short Trips have brought out the most beautifully painful and emotional work from the Short Trips writers, with Ingenious Gentleman a meditation on losing a friend, of having to share with strangers, and ultimately heroism that lives beyond you.

"Editor/musician Rob Harvey's done a great job on this, his music pitching perfectly with Matthew's considered and well-rehearsed reading."

Rob Harvey’s fantastic music suite is available to purchasers for free. Make sure you don’t miss this new adventure for £2.99 available on download (only) from Big Finish. Or you can save money with a subscription to the Short Trips range and get 12 stories for £30 a year.

The December release in the Short Trips range is a perfect First Doctor tale for Christmas. O Tannenbaum is read by Peter Purves who played Steven Taylor in the original television series.

It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid...
The TARDIS has landed in a winter wonderland and the weather outside is frightful. A world of dread and fear and it's not just the frost that is cruel...
It's Christmas Eve, but will the Doctor and Steven get to see another one?
And of all the trees in the wood, who really bears the crown?

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